I’ve read a few things in various threads but I want to make sure I am understanding.
I want to be able to SmartThings-enable the lights in a china cabinet. The lights for it are plugged in to an outlet hidden behind the cabinet and they are operated by a small dimmer knob in the cabinet itself. I want to avoid having to use the knob in the cabinet at all. I do want to be able to operate the lights without an app as well.
I could put an in-wall Z-Wave outlet in or even a plug-in device but then I am restricted to using the app and the cabinet knob for operation and, if the outlet/plug-in is OFF then using the cabinet knob won’t work anyway.
So, can I do this …
Nearby I have a switch box that houses the switch for the overhead dining lights. I’m thinking about putting in a second switch that is tied to the line/neutral/ground of the existing switch for power but nothing on the load. I’d put an in-wall outlet in behind the cabinet and control it via the new light switch via a SmartApp. I would not have dimming control via SmartThings but that’s okay.
Does this make sense? Will it work? Am I missing a simpler solution?